Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Balsamorhiza sagittata Season in Central Washington

I was fortunate to have some central Washington ventures at a fairly optimum time for wild flowers. The Balsamorhiza sagittata was in peak condition on the east slopes of the Cascade Range - at least I think these are Balsamorhiza sagittata. There are multiple Balsamorhiza, but I am guessing sagittata based on my amateur plant skills and the fact that it is the most common of the balsamroots.

This particular hill side was lightly burned about 10 years ago and grazing has been limited to wild life only, so the crop of balsamroots was enough to cause me to pause and admire the slope before heading uphill.